Royal Mint releases new £ 5 Peter Rabbit coin with original Beatrix Potter artwork
April 28, 2021, 12:46
Peter Rabbit has been loved by families for over 119 years and is now honored on a special £ 5 coin.
Royal Mint has released a new £ 5 Peter Rabbit coin, and it’s a collectible must-have for all Beatrix Potter fans.
The £ 5 coin, which is now available for purchase, features an original illustration by Beatrix Potter, with the story words of Mrs. Josephine Rabbit: “Now run, and do no harm.”
In the illustration, Mrs. Rabbit can be seen dressing the mischievous Peter Rabbit, who we believe will wreak havoc on Mr. McGregor’s backyard in no time!
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Those looking to get their hands on this special coin can choose from the Brilliant Uncirculated £ 5 coin, the 1 oz silver coin, or the 1 ounce gold coin.
While the silver coin is priced at £ 95, the Peter Rabbit gold coin costs £ 2,315.
The brilliant uncirculated £ 5 coin is much more affordable, however, priced at £ 13.
Also included in the collection is the Limited Edition Mint Money Box which can be yours for £ 150.
Peter Rabbit’s first book was commercially published in 1902 and remains a beloved story in many homes to this day.
However, this is not the first time the character has been honored on a coin.
In 2017, Peter Rabbit 50p coins started circulating in the UK, and today they are being sold for thousands.
An item sold on eBay at the moment it costs £ 1,499.
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